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Mid-summer Garden

This obliging little fellow, only about 15mm long, was happy to pose, oblivious to the lens, as he busily collected nectar. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f6.7 – 1/500 Advertisements

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Crocus in Spring – April 2014

  Spring is finally deciding to show its face and with it come the early spring flowers like this crocus which attract honey bees, newly awakened from their winter slumber. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f8 … Continue reading

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Bee on Jerusalem Artichoke

Late summer and the Jerusalem Artichokes come into bloom. Despite their bright yellow colour and the happy way they swing in the breezes, they always bring out a hint of sadness in me, harbingers as they are, of the cold … Continue reading

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Hover Over Rose of Sharon

It’s late summer and all the bees are making up for lost time, collecting nectar. This industrious little fellow hovers over a Rose of Sharon, or Hibiscus syriacus flower before borrowing down to the good stuff deep within. After a few … Continue reading

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Bee on Thistle

The honey bees have been extremely busy this past week. So many blooms are available. This specimen and dozens of his buddies were busy chowing down on the nectar from domestic thistles in our garden., Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm … Continue reading

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Bees and Allium

The large Allium are coming into bloom and the bees are going nuts. Sometimes up to 5 bees congregate on one head. Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm – f 2.8 – 200mm – ISO 400 – f11 – 1/60.

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Daisy and Wasp

‘Twas a day not fit for man nor beast today, with torrential rain, thunder and lightning all day. Not a good day for photography, so here’s an image full of wishes for a return to sunny days. Sony A-900 – … Continue reading

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Thyme for Bees

Creeping Thyme, or Thymus praecox ‘Coccineus’ is a sun-loving herb valued as a ground cover. We use it between the stones on walkways in the garden. It is currently at the hight of its bloom and the honey bees are … Continue reading

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Bring on the Nectar

Sweet nectar of life, at last I’ve found you, says a busy bumblebee as he/she collects nectar from Forget-Me-Nots in my wife’s garden on a rare sunny day this Spring. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro – ISO 400 … Continue reading

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Request Permission to Land

This honey bee and hundreds of his kin are busy working over a large field of Nasturtium officinale, or Watercress, that was a happy but accidental gift of a neighbour. Planted 2 years ago, the bed has rapidly expanded to … Continue reading

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